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It's first period at Harlem's Cristo Rey high school, a private Catholic school for motivated low-income kids.
When Intel worried years ago that its marvelous innovation wasn't being noticed by consumers-at-large, it launched the ubiquitous "Intel Inside" campaign.
NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered the origin of massive invisible regions that make the moon's gravity uneven, a phenomenon that affects the operations of lunar-orbiting spacecraft.
The Electronic Freedom Foundation objects to the World Wide Web Consortium's plans to include ways to digitally lock media in HTML5.
IBM is developing computer systems modeled on the human brain that will leverage big data to significantly impact everyday life.
Researchers used the Blue Waters supercomputer to discover the structure of the HIV capsid.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak envisions a future human-like computer "like a person and we can have normal conversations with it."
Nearly three dozen computer scientists say Oracle's plan to copyright its Java application programming interface would hinder the computer industry and limit access to affordable technology.
The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving.
If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller.
It's hard to tell whether women are obtaining more science and engineering patents than they used to, when several reports on the subject can't seem to agree.
Human flight has become boring.
The Helios Education Foundation donated $3.16 million to the University of South Florida for the training of STEM teachers for middle schools.
Critical programming elements must be addressed to ensure system reliability as developers construct programs that can scale to hundreds of thousands of cores.
A new video synopsis software compresses hours of video into just minutes, enabling police to quickly review action captured on surveillance cameras.
Sony recently unveiled a collaboration with Lego on a new generation of products that could bridge the gap between toys and video games.
With 1.3 billion people, a quickly expanding urban economy, and rising rates of Internet and smartphone penetration, China generates an immense amount of data annually.
The target computer is picked. The order to strike has been given. All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyberattack is prepped to begin.
Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of swirly straws.
An EU-funded project has developed sensor technologies and management systems that give robots an artificial sense of touch.
A new cradle and app uses a smartphone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.
Researchers have developed a method involving paired light beams that can increase the data-carrying properties of fiber-optic cables.
Scientists are using an artificial intelligence program to help reconstruct document fragments collected over a millennium.
Researchers say they have developed a reinforcement-learning algorithm that lets computer systems find solutions more efficiently than previous algorithms.
Researchers are developing Help-on-Demand, a smartphone application designed to help older people fully engage in an increasingly self-serve society.
The computer graphics industry has an insatiable appetite for realism, and researchers next month will show how they plan to feed it with innovations in computerized hair, snow, cloth, paper, and more.
Imagine playing through a level of the popular zombie shooter "Left 4 Dead" on a system that tracks your heart rate, eye movements, even how clammy your skin is getting, all to measure just how scared you are.
The online currency challenges existing categories.
It's been a year since the first reports of the Flame malware surfaced, and looking back at the 12 months since then, it seems more and more each day that the discovery of Flame should be seen as a seminal event in the evolution…
A Google grant will help two scientists develop a system for searching all one's personal data sources at the same time.